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I wanted to share a story with you for the beginning of the new year…

 “When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world.  I found it was difficult to change the world so I tried to change my nation.  When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town.  When I couldn’t change my town, then as an older man, I tried to change my family.  Now as an old man I realized the only thing I can change is myself.  Suddenly I realized that if I long ago had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family.  My family and I could have made an impact on our town.  And their impact could have changed the nation.  And I could indeed have changed the world.” ~ Unknown Monk (1100CE)

Let’s change ourselves, our views and attitudes towards others. Let’s be more kind to our weaknesses and be more appreciative of our strengths. Let’s learn how to connect with one another in a way that doesn’t produce harm; let’s satisfy our needs and wants in a way that doesn’t intrude/violate others’ presence; let’s have more awareness; let’s be at peace with self and others…

One of the most empowering tools we have in life is our own example.

If you would like to get to know yourself more , become more aware of your inner resources and have more impact on your relationships,  contact me for further conversations. Looking forward to hearing from you,

Happy Possibilities!

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